Month: August 2018

Mipso Headlines Oct. 10 Show at ACM@UCO Performance Lab in Bricktown

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, indie Americana quartet Mipso headlines an Oct. 10 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Showtime is 7 p.m. and Jason Scott opens. Tickets are $10, available now at Eventbrite.com.

The show is a part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s growing Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.

Indie Americana quartet Mipso headlines an Oct. 10 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.

Indie Americana quartet Mipso headlines an Oct. 10 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Singer, songwriter and ACM student Jason Scott opens the show.

“We are trying to bring in a variety of music this year to our Metro Music Series celebrating our 10th year of the program’s existence,” explained ACM@UCO CEO and Executive Director Scott Booker. “Many of our students aspire to be part of the regional Americana scene, so ACM@UCO is excited to bring one of the most exciting new bands of the genre to our Performance Lab.”

Mipso — Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) — released its fifth album, “Edges Run,” in April via a newly inked record deal with AntiFragile Music.

Influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso was recently recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Of the quartet, the magazine wrote said it sounds like “a back-porch hootenanny set not in an Appalachian holler but in a city, where the songs performed draw from Bill Monroe to David Bowie.”

Indeed, the band brings a distinctly unique sound, venturing ever-further from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana, where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle with Appalachian tradition. Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn. Learn more at mipsomusic.com.

Singer, songwriter and ACM student Jason Scott opens the show. The Oklahoma City musician released his “Living Rooms” EP in late 2017. Oklahoma Gazette said of the project: “The album, produced by Oklahoma roots music maven Travis Linville, ranges from gritty blues to upbeat bluegrass. Scott shows promise as an up-and-coming addition to the state’s proud songwriting heritage.”

About the ACM@UCO Metro Music Series

The 2018-2019 school year marks ACM@UCO’s tenth anniversary. To celebrate, it expanded its long-running Metro Music Festival into a yearlong event. The revamped Metro Music Series includes the High Noon Showcase, presenting free shows by ACM@UCO-tied music acts and tastemakers; its ACM@UCO Performance Lab series by regional and national touring acts; and a growing roster of masterclasses, clinics and workshops with industry leaders, many of which are open to students and the public.

Check in with the Performance Lab at facebook.com/acmucoperformancelab and ACM@UCO @acmuco as we announce additional Metro Music Series shows, events and surprises through the year.

For more information about ACM@UCO, visit acm.uco.edu.

Dawson Hollow Headlines ACM@UCO’s High Noon Showcase on Sept. 5

In August, The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) launched the High Noon Showcase, its free, public concert series, at times featuring ACM affiliated artists, as well as great musicians we want to highlight.

High Noon continues Sept. 5 with Dawson Hollow, an indie-folk rock quintet based in the Ozark Mountains. The band performs 12:15 p.m. in the Songwriting Room (first floor) at ACM@UCO, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown. All High Noon shows are free and open to the public.

Dawson Hollow released it full-length debut, “Boy of My Youth,” in January. It was crowdfunded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $96,000, which, in part, allowed the act to work with Grammy Award-winning producer and mixer Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Nashville-based producer Ryan Poole (Roger Jaeger, Benji Kuriakose).

Multitalented multi-instrumentalists Ben, Aaron, Rachel, Kyle and John Link form Dawson Hollow. Together, they mix vocals, keyboards, banjo, guitar, drums, mandolin, cello and more to create their one-of-a-kind sound. If you enjoy Dawes, Old Crow Medicine Show or Nickel Creek, you’ll love this band. Learn more at dawsonhollow.com.

About the ACM@UCO Metro Music Series

The 2018-2019 school year marks ACM@UCO’s tenth anniversary. To celebrate, it expanded its long-running Metro Music Festival into a yearlong event. The revamped Metro Music Series includes the High Noon Showcase, presenting free shows by ACM@UCO-tied music acts; its ACM@UCO Performance Lab series by regional and national touring acts; and a growing roster of masterclasses, clinics and workshops with industry leaders, many of which are open to students and the public.

Check in with ACM@UCO at facebook.com/acm.uco and twitter.com/acmuco as we announce additional Metro Music Series shows, events and surprises through the year.

For more information about ACM@UCO, visit acm.uco.edu.

 

Electronic Music Pioneer Gary Numan Leads Sept. 10 ACM@UCO Masterclass

Gary Numan, a pioneer of electronic music, presses pause on his 2018 tour for a rare, in-person masterclass 1 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Songwriting Room at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district.

During the masterclass, Numan will discuss his influential past, current work and the world’s post-global future. ACM@UCO CEO and Executive Director Scott Booker will lead the masterclass, which is free and open to the public.

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) hosts electronic music pioneer Gary Numan (pictured)for a rare, in-person masterclass 1 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Songwriting Room at ACM@UCO, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., Suite 400, in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district.

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) hosts electronic music pioneer Gary Numan (pictured)for a rare, in-person masterclass 1 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Songwriting Room at ACM@UCO, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., Suite 400, in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district.

After releasing groundbreaking hit singles “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?,” Numan topped charts worldwide, launching a decades-long career as a musician, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.

“Electronic music wouldn’t be as omnipresent in our culture without pioneers like Gary Numan,” Booker said. “’Cars’ shaped the way musicians used electronic instruments in popular music and became part of our collective cultural unconscious.”

His 22nd album, Savage (Songs From a Broken World), was released in late 2017 via the music company BMG, entering Official U.K. Album Charts at No. 2. He has charted nearly two dozen U.K. Top 40 singles and albums. Additionally, his work has inspired and influenced a generation of musicians, from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Marilyn Manson to Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and Jack White (The White Stripes, The Dead Weather).

Fans also recognize his music in shows like Mindhunter, Halt and Catch Fire, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Pretty Little Liars and Nip/Tuck; films such as Ghost in the Shell, The Muppets and From Inside; and a current TV ad campaign for Walmart’s new grocery pick-up service.

“ACM@UCO is lucky to once again bring a living legend to talk about their story with our students and friends,” Booker added.

For more information about ACM@UCO, visit acm.uco.edu.

Media contact: Jennifer Chancellor, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, ACM@UCO405-974-4711, jchancellor3@uco.edu

High Noon Showcase: Original Flow and The Fervent Route perform Aug. 29 (free show!)

Original Flow and The Fervent Route is a hip-hop band that mixes high-octane lyrical content with old-school delivery. See it live during its High Noon Showcase gig, happening 12:15 p.m. Aug. 29 inside ACM@UCO’s Songwriting Room, on the school’s lower level, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave.

Admission is free and open to the public!

Original Flow, aka Chris Acoff: He’s a wordsmith with a message, defying mainstream music molds with his conscious lyrics of positivity and triumph.

The Fervent Route: Soulful (Josh Carpenter) delivers eclectic influences including gospel, jazz, rock, hip-hop and soul. Android (Andrew Wood) incorporates indie, pop and electronica. DanYoSon (Daniel Acuna) indulges Spanish R&B, Motown, and classic rock sounds.

The band’s members also include ACM@UCO alumni.

The High Noon Showcase is part of ACM@UCO’s ongoing Metro Music Series, celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary!

Find photos, videos, music and more at theferventroute.com/media.

The High Noon Showcase is part of ACM@UCO's ongoing Metro Music Series, celebrating the school's 10th anniversary.

Gig alert: Tribute to George Michael, Prince is tonight

Celebrate two of pop’s biggest superstars tonight at the Speakeasy.

Softhands and 51st St. Speakeasy in Oklahoma City proudly present a tribute to Prince and George Michael, featuring performances by ACM@UCO faculty and UCO alumni. Sing along to legendary hits 10 p.m. tonight, Aug. 24, at 51st St. Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51st St., Oklahoma City.

They’ve played George Michael; they’ve played Prince. Now’s your chance to hear both!

Meet the band:

Chase McCumber: Lead vocals, ACM alum
Emily McCumber: Vocals, ACM alum
Jordan Oliver: Percussion, ACM alum
Joshua Watley: Trumpet, UCO alum
Than Medlam: Guitar, trombone, vocals, UCO alum, ACM faculty
Greg Zink: Keys
Clinton Trench: Bass
Chubb Moses: Drums
Trevor Galvin: Tenor sax
Lacy Saunders: Vocals

Check out the event on Facebook.

Gig alert! Equilibrium performs Saturday

Attention live music fans! Check out Equilibrium, featuring ACM@UCO faculty members, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E 5th St. in Edmond. The band fuses funk, soul, jazz, pop, rock and more! Admission is $10.

Equilibrium has opened for Ian Moore, Monte Montgomery, Johnny A., Morris Day, The Time, and the legendary B.B. King, among others.

Equilibrium is: 

Band

Than Medlam: UCO alum, current ACM lecturer
Zac Lee: UCO alum, current Jazz Arranging faculty
Jared Cathey: UCO alum, current sax adjunct
Chris Hicks: UCO alum, Prod. Director ACM
Joshua Watley: UCO alum

Singers

Tara Dillard-Palmer: ACM alum, UCO alum, co-owner of The Lesson House
Amy Niles-Gillett: ACM alum, co-owner of The Lesson House
Jade Madden: ACM alum

For more info.

(photo courtesy Blaine Ulfsbane Thomas/Bane Grimm Photography)

ACM’s Scott Booker to speak at the OKC Chamber Forum, Wednesday, Aug. 15

“See it. Eat it. Sing it.” is the theme for Wednesday’s OKC Chamber Forum. ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker will be one of the featured Panelists.

Find out more about the synergies between OKC visitor economy and arts, food and music offerings at the August Chamber Forum.

Entertainment and tourism continues to be one of Oklahoma City’s fastest growing economies, and while there is much to celebrate around the visitor environment, life-long residents of OKC are finding new and exciting exhibits to see, music to hear and foods to eat daily across the city.

Chamber Forum
Wednesday, Aug. 15
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vast
50th floor, Devon Tower | 333 W Sheridan Ave